Wanek School of Natural Sciences
Culp Planetarium

Take Flight


Join Wilbur and Orville Wright on an adventure through the history and future of aeronautics!

Learn about the four forces of flight—lift, weight, thrust and drag—with demonstrations by the Wright brothers, and share discoveries with Leonardo da Vinci as he creates his “flying machine.”

You’ll meet Bessie Coleman, the first woman of African American and Native American descent to hold a pilot’s license; break the sound barrier with Chuck Yeager; and cross the Atlantic with Amelia Earhart.

Produced by UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

22 minutes
Suitable for: 
General audiences
Target Audience:
Grades 1-8
Covered Subject Areas:
History & Ancient Cultures, Space Science & Astronomy, Younger Audiences
Plot Keywords:
aeronautics, history, science, general physics
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